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      kerat-<=> prefix same as kerato-(used before vowels)
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        Keller’s operation<=> noun a surgical operation on the big toe to remove a bunion or to correct an ankylosed joint [Described 1904. After William Lordan Keller (1874–1959), US surgeon.] keloid<=> noun an excessive amount of scar tissue at the site of a skin injury
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          kcal <=>abbr kilocalorie Kegel exercises<=> plural noun exercises which strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor in women and help to prevent any accidental leakage of urine when they cough, sneeze or lift things
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            Kayser-Fleischer ring<=> noun a brown ring on the outer edge of the cornea, which is a diagnostic sign of hepatolenticular degeneration [Described 1902 by Kayser, 1903 by Fleischer. Bernard Kayser (1869– 1954), German ophthalmologist; Bruno Richard Fleischer (1848–1904), German physician.]
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              Kawasaki disease<=> noun a retrovirus infection that often occurs in small children and causes a high temperature, rash, reddened eyes, peeling skin and swollen lymph nodes
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                Kartagener’s syndrome<=> karyo-<=> prefix relating to a cell nucle us karyotype<=> noun the chromosome complement of a cell, shown as a diagram or as a set of letters and numbers
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                  noun a hereditary condition in which all the organs in the chest and abdomen are positioned on the opposite side from the usual one, i.e. the heart and stomach are on the right
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                    Kaposi’s sarcoma<=> noun a cancer which takes the form of many haemorrhagic nodes affecting the skin, especially on the extremities [Described 1872. After Moritz Kohn Karposi (1837–1902), Professor of Dermatology at Vienna, Austria.] COMMENT: Formerly a relatively rare disease, found mainly in tropical countries, Kaposi’s sarcoma is now more common as it is one of the diseases associated with AIDS.
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                      kalium<=> noun same as potassium kaolin<=> noun a fine soft clay used in the making of medical preparations, especially for the treatment of diarrhoea
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                        kala-azar<=> noun an often fatal form of leishmaniasis caused by the infection of the intestines and internal organs by a parasite, Leishmania, spread by flies. Symptoms are fever, anaemia, general wasting of the body and swelling of the spleen and liver.
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                          k <=>symbol kilo-Kahn test<=> noun a test of blood serum to diagnose syphilis [Described 1922. After Reuben Leon Kahn, Lithuanian-born serologist who worked in the USA.]
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                            juxtaposition<=> noun the placing of two or more things side by side so as to make their similarities or differences more obvious
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                              juxta-<=> prefix beside or near juxta-articular<=> adjective occurring near a joint
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                                juvenile<=> adjective relating to or affecting children or adolescents
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                                  junk food<=> noun food of little nutritional value, e.g. high-fat processed snacks, eaten between or instead of meals